Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 03:50:20 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V2 #29

fordtrucks-digest Monday, February 2 1998 Volume 02 : Number 029

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In this issue:

Hood Ornament ["Paul G." ]
Re: 53 F100 Wiring Question [Randall ]
Re: Box []
front suspension [jc& terry ]



Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 09:22:54 -0500
From: "Paul G."
Subject: Hood Ornament

I read somewhere, and also saw it mentioned here, that the trucks had an
optional hood ornament available. Is that true? Opinions welcome. I
never saw it listed anywhere.
In response to earlier: back in 50s and early 60s adding a hood
ornament was one of the ways to personalize your vehicle. Remember,
fancy wheels/tires were not available/affordable for most then.
Another thing people often did was to upgrade their engine id/trim
ornament (many cars had an ornament to indicate engine size on the front
fender side area)...overnite chevy 283s became 327s, etc. It was real
easy, since the holes in fender were the same for all id's.


Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 13:08:30 -0600
From: Randall
Subject: Re: 53 F100 Wiring Question

> While rewiring my turn signal and stop lights I ran into a problem.
> My turn lights and parking lights work fine, but only one stop light
> works.

This is a uneducated guess, but is it possible that your truck only had
one stop light origanly? I have seen many old trucks with only one
taillight and our state (Texas) only requires one before 1960 (i think
thats the right year).

'60 F-100


Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 21:13:56 EST
Subject: Re: Box

To Pat Hester;

My book on beds list the 1942 to 1947 as the same, tail gates from 42 to 50
were the same, front panel were the same from 42 to 50. Styles changed during
mid year in the 1950, that should not effect you. I found "MACK" Products in
Moberly, Missouri a good source of information. Phone number 816-263-7444.

Tom Nickolson


Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 19:43:05 -0800
From: jc& terry
Subject: front suspension

Can (or should) I try to put a late model twin I beam suspension on my '57
F-100? Would it get done with a welder and a few weekends? I have not seen
anything like this done in magazines, but a friend of mine says he did it to
his 63.

correct me if i'm wrong but i thought 63 came with twin i beam. the reason
you won't see this in a magazine is most people will not bother replacing
really ancient stuff with ancient stuff. they just jump right to the new
stuff. ifs. i don't get tired of listening. that's how you learn. ask.
T-bird Terry


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